SMITHFIELD, RI – The fourth-seeded Bryant University women’s lacrosse team look to give Mount St. Mary’s their first conference loss of the season as they travel to Emmitsburg on Wednesday, May 5 in 1 p.m. for the semi-finals of the Northeastern Conference.
- Bryant is behind Mount St. Mary’s in the all-time record after losing two games earlier this season, 20-11 and 19-8. The Mountaineers lead the series, 6-8.
SCOUTING THE ALPINE TREES
- Mount St. Mary’s won the 2021 NEC Regular Season Championship title as they went undefeated in the conference game with a perfect 11-0 record. The Mountaineers have lost just two games this season early on the calendar to Towson (10-7) and Navy (10-8).
- The Mount leads the NEC in assists per game (6.86), clearing percentage (0.917), draw control percentage (0.581), draw controls per game (14.79), fouls per game (14.36), free position percentage (0.576). ), save percentage (0.527), scoring defense (7.57), scoring margin (9.00), scoring offense (16.57) and winning percentage (0.857).
- Alayna Pagnotta leads the Mount and ranks second in the NEC with 39 goals this year. Pagnotta scored a hat trick in both games against Black and Gold this season. The senior also heads the NEC and is 12 years olde nationally with a shooting percentage of 0.623.
- Sara Moeller is Mount’s assists leader this season, but has five goals and three assists in Emmitsburg against Bryant. Moeller has 21 assists in 2021.
- The Mount goaltender is one of the best in the country as she ranks fourth in the country with a 7.92 goals-against average and has made 80 saves this year.
BULLDOGS NOTES AND NOTABLES
- After a 12-11 thriller on LIU, Bryant is posting a 7-5 mark and is the fourth seed in the NEC playoffs. Since being eligible for the playoffs, the Bulldogs have yet to miss a Northeastern Conference semi-final.
- Freshman Kenna Kaut took home NEC Rookie of the Week honors after scoring the match winner in the dying seconds of the game against LIU. Kaut finished the game with two goals and scored two goals in each of the last three games.
- Senior Giana Kapoosuzian also took home weekly NEC honors, winning Defensive Player of the Week for tying Bryant’s one-game save record in D1 with a career-high 21. most important in a single game in the country this season. . Kapoosuzian leads the NEC and is seventh nationally in save percentage (.526).
- Sophomore Skylar Simmonds scored the tying goal against the Sharks to help Bryant catapult himself into the playoffs. She led with four goals and an assist on the exit and is third on the team with 21 goals this season. Simmonds is in the NEC’s top 10 for shots per game (5.09) and shots on goal per game (3.73).
- Caitlin Bolen leads the conference in goals per game with an average of 3.27. In Bryant’s three home games, Bolen combined 14 goals in three games. The elder also led with five goals in Bryant’s last meeting at Emmitsburg.